Oregon State University Extension Service
Watershed Stewardship Education Program
Extension and Experiment Station Communications
Extension Forestry Program
Oregon Sea Grant
Sustainable Living Project
OSU Water Connection
Native Plants for Willamette Valley Yards (Metro publication)
Shrubs for Wildlife: Cascara (OSU TreeTopics blog post)
Wildlife Habitats with Pacific Northwest Native Plants (Hansen's Northwest Native Plant Database)
Backyard Habitat Certification Program (Audubon Society of Portland)
Native Plant Gardening (OSU Extension)
The Meadowscaping Handbook (West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District publication)
Explore Oregon Bees (Oregon State University, Oregon Bee Project & Food Hero) - a bee-themed nutrition and garden environmental education activity packet best aligned for 4th graders, but useful for anyone wishing to learn more about native bees and their importance to our food supply! Includes downloadable information sheets and links to videos.
Invasive Plant Species Identification and Control
2020 Integrated Weed Maintenance Calendar (4-County Cooperative Weed Management Area)
Field Guide to Weeds of the Willamette Valley (Cascadia Prairie-Oak Partnership)
Oregon Noxious Weed Profiles (Oregon Department of Agriculture)
Weeds and Invasive Plants (Knowyourforest.org learning library)
Knotweed Treatment and Eradication (O'Donovan Agri Group) - check out the amazing and scary photos of the damage that knotweed can do!
Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants
GardenSmart Oregon: A Guide to Non-Invasive Plants (City of Portland)
Garden Wise: Non-Invasive Plants for Your Garden (WA Noxious Weed Control Board)
Guide for Using Willamette Valley Native Plants Along Your Stream - This publication was funded through a grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB). The third edition was printed in 2005, and funded by the Linn Soil & Water Conservation District and the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Water Conservation at Home
Conserving Water in Your Garden and Landscaping (Local Focus magazine, 2nd Quarter 2021 issue, pg 18-19) - this is a fantastic article that will give you several ideas on how to conserve water in your garden, lawn and landscaping.
Oregon Water Resources Conservation Department - a great source for links and factsheets about how you can save water inside or outside your home, garden and farm!
City of Corvallis Public Works - A source of some excellent water conservation tips that can help you reduce the amount of water you use around your home.